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Wang Xing is inviting Mark out to dinner.

Name Pinyin Chinese English equivalent
王星 Mǎkè, nǐ yǒu kòng ma? 马克,你有空吗? Mark, are you free?
马克 Wǎnshang yǒu kòng, nǐ yǒu shénme shì? 晚上有空,你有什么事? This evening I am free. What’s up?
王星 Wǒ yào qǐng nǐ chīfàn. 我要请你吃饭。 I would like to treat you to dinner.
马克 Wèishénme nǐ yòu qǐng wǒ chī fàn? 为什么你又请我吃饭? Why do you always treat me to dinner?
王星 Yīnwèi nǐ gāng dào Zhōngguó. 因为你刚到中国。 Because you just arrived in China.
王星 Zài nǐ de jiǔdiàn fùjìn yǒu yī jiā hěn bùcuò de fànguǎn. 在你的酒店附近有一家很不错的饭馆。 Near your hotel is a very good restaurant.
王星 Nǐ xiǎng yīqǐ qù ma? 你想一起去吗? Would you like to join me?
马克 Hǎo, zěnme zǒu? 好,怎么走? Okay, how do I get there?
王星 Cóng jiǔdiàn qiánmén chūqù, yòu guǎi, dào dì èr ge lùkǒu, zài yòu guǎi. 从酒店前门出去,右拐, 到第二个路口,再右拐。 From the front of the hotel take a right and when you get to the second interesection make another right.
王星 Ránhòu yīzhí zǒu, guò le dì èr ge lùkǒu, nǐ huì zài zuǒbiān kàn dào nà ge fànguǎn. 然后一直走,过了第二个路口,你会在左边看到那个饭馆。 Along this street walk past the second intersection and you will see the restuarant on your left.
王星 Wǒmen qīdiǎn bàn zài nàlǐ jiànmiàn, hǎo bu hǎo? 我们七点半在那里见面,好不好? We meet at 7:30. Is that okay?
马克 Hǎo, wǎnshang qī diǎn bàn jiān. 好,晚上七点半见。 Okay, see you at 7:30 tonight.

Vocabulary

Pinyin Chinese English
qǐng (v) treat
yòu (adv) again/always
gāng (adv) just now
jiǔdiàn 酒店 (n) hotel
fùjìn 附近 (n) vicinity
jiā (classifier for businesses)
fànguǎn 饭馆 (n) restaurant
yīzhí 一直 (adv) straight ahead
guò (v) pass, go past
lùkǒu 路口 (n) intersection
cóng …dào 从…到 (part) from … to
chūqù 出去 (v) go out
ránhòu 然后 (conj) then
guǎi (v) turn
tiáo (classifier for pants, street, fish, etc)
(noun) street

Additional Vocabulary

Pinyin Chinese English
duì miàn 对面 across from
qián miàn 前面 in front of
gāi wǒ le 该我了 My turn!

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